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ARTICLE I     MEMBERSHIP

Section 1
Only travel trailers, 5th wheel trailers, tent trailers, pickup campers, and motor home type campers to be used, hereinafter referred to as recreational vehicles.

Section 2
Recreational vehicles must be powered by a Ford Motor Company product, other than motor homes and/or comparable towing vehicle equipment not available for purchase and manufactured by Ford Motor Company.  New members may be accepted for a period of one year before they will be required to own one of the said powered or towing vehicles.  The Executive Board will retain the right of approval.

Section 3
No member shall be eligible for membership in more than one Ford Wagon Train Unit.

Section 4
Prospective members are required to make one scheduled campout after which application for membership may be made.  This application is subject to approval of the Executive Board.

Section 5
Membership will be determined by a vote of the Executive Board. Refer to Article III of the Ford Wagon Train Constitution.

ARTICLE II    DUES

Section 1A
Regular dues shall be Twenty dollars ($20.00) per year, payable on or before January 1st of each year.

Section 1B
Dues for Ford Motor Company retired members; after having paid regular dues for two consecutive years; shall be one/half (1/2) regular dues.

Section 2
Fees for first time members shall be the regular dues plus cost of required insignia packet.  These fees shall constitute dues for their current year unless received after September 1st then the dues shall be considered for the following year.

Section 3
Any member delinquent as of the change over meeting shall be considered not in good standing. Reinstatement shall commence upon receipt of current years dues.

Section 4
These dues shall be placed in the general treasury.

ARTICLE III    MEETINGS

Section 1
The annual meeting shall be in the morning of the last scheduled campout in October.

Section 2
The time of the meeting place shall be selected by the executive board.

Section 3
There shall be a meeting at all regular campouts.

Section 4
All members (as defined in Article III of the Constitution) are entitled to vote on all matters brought before the General Membership.  The spouse of said member is also entitled to vote.

ARTICLE IV    CAMPOUTS

Section 1
There shall be at least seven scheduled campouts each year, April through October on the third Friday of each month, except when superceded by the national rally and/or holidays.

Section 2
The place of the campouts shall be approved by the executive board.

Section 3
The yearly schedule shall be supplied to the members no later than the change-over meeting.

ARTICLE V    ELECTION PROCEDURE

Section 1
Nominations for the officers shall be made by the past Wagon Master and from the floor at the annual meeting.

Section 2
A ballot shall be provided for all elections when more than one candidate is nominated; otherwise, that candidate shall be declared elected by acclamation.

Section 3
All ballots shall be counted at the annual meeting by at least two members appointed by the Past Wagon Master. The ballots must be destroyed the same day.

Section 4
The candidate receiving the largest number of votes of the members present shall be elected.

ARTICLE VI    OFFICER QUALIFICATIONS

Section 1
The offices of the Ford Wagon Train may be held in this order:
Current Ford employees
Current Ford Subsidiary, Division, and/or Partnership employees
Retirees of the above mentioned groups
Any other active adult member of the Ford Wagon Train

Section 2
There shall be only one (1) elected officer per family member.

Section 3
No officer can hold office in any other travel trailer club.

Section 4
No officer shall be eligible for the same office for more than two (2) consecutive terms.

Section 5
Newly elected officers shall be installed at the annual change over meeting in March. Their term shall extend from the start of that meeting until the change over meeting the following year.

ARTICLE VII   STANDING COMMITTEES

There may be the following standing committees, appointed by the Wagon Master and approved by the Executive Board. Also, any other committees as necessary.
1.    Webmaster
2.    Newsletter
3.    Membership
4.    Food Advisors for Breakfast/Dinner
5.    Photographer
6.    Entertainment
7.    Adult Advisors for Preps, Pre-teens, Teens
8.    Wagon Master Ball
9.   Election
10. Tickets/FERA representative
11. Property Custodian

ARTICLE VIII  GUEST TRAILERS

Section 1
Any member may invite guest trailers and the member shall be responsible for informing his guests of rules, regulations and customs.

Section 2
Guest trailers shall be construed to be friends of members in good standing.

Sections 3
Guest trailers need not be employees of the Ford Motor Company.

Section 4
Guest trailers may be excluded at specific campouts or as deemed necessary by the action of the executive board.

ARTICLE IX  CHANGES TO BY-LAWS

Section 1
Any proposed changes to these By-Laws must be submitted in writing to the Recording Secretary at least 90 days prior to the meeting where they will be voted on. The Recording Secretary shall record and forward the same to the Executive Board.

Section 2
Changes recommended by the By-Laws Committee must be submitted by the By-Laws Committee in writing to the General Membership 30 days prior to the regular meeting.

Section 3
These By-Laws may be amended by a simple majority of eligible voters present at any regular meeting.

 ARTICLE X  APPENDIX

Section 1
Roberts Rule of Order Revised shall be used to decide all questions.

Section 2
Changes to the By-Laws shall become effective at the first regular meeting following their approval, unless specifically stated otherwise.






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